Damien Hirst — The Undersea Salvage Operation: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable Special Edition

In stock
£1,500.00
OC10854
2018
240 pp
330 x 280 mm (13 x 11 inches) Hardcover with die cut hole throughout the book’s gold edged pages
Cowry shell set in die cut hole, 4 gold plated silver coins embedded in inside back cover 128 colour images of which 94 are double page spreads Photography by Christoph Gerigk and Steve Russell
Designed by Jason Beard
Limited edition of 50
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria Books
ISBN 978-1-906967-81-9
Evoking the classic dive books popularized by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, this limited-edition publication follows the underwater expedition that accompanied Damien Hirst’s most ambitious project to date, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’, presented at the Pinault Collection’s two Venetian museums – Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana – from April to December 2017. The exhibition marked the first time in the Collection’s history that both museums have been dedicated to a single artist. Shot in the Indian Ocean over a number of years, the extraordinary underwater images of the artworks’ recovery were photographed by Christoph Gerigk, who has twice been awarded the World Press Photo Foundation’s prize for international photojournalism for his work on Egypt’s sunken cities. Also featured are photographs of the above-water operation by Steve Russell Studios. Signed by the artist and numbered in an edition of 50, the publication includes 128 full colour images, 94 of which are double-page spreads. The book’s pages feature a die-cut hole with cowry shell set inside, 4 gold plated silver coins and gold-edged paper.
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The Undersea Salvage Operation: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable Special Edition

Damien Hirst